private guiding and groups

Private Guiding:

Reserve a half day or a full day of private guiding and instruction at Joshua Tree or Tahquitz Rock with one of our guides please use the two links below:

Full day (8 hours)

Half day (4 hours)

 

Classes:

Click on links for detailed class descriptions.  Classes are not scheduled during the summer months.  Classes will resume in September.  We teach all these subjects in the summer, but only by private arrangement.

How to Rock Climb

Your first day on the rock begins here.  $155
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> How to Rock Climb.

Climbing Technique

Perfect for your 2nd day on the rock.  $155
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Climbing Technique.

Anchors 1 & 2

2 day trad anchor building class.  First day compact anchors.  Second day extended anchors  $165 per day  10% off if you book both days
For details and to make a reservation please use this link >> Anchor Building

Lead Climbing

2 day trad leading class   $165 per day. 10% off if you book both days
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Two Day Lead Climbing Class

Crack Climbing Technique

1 day intro to crack climbing $395 or 2 people for $225 each
For more details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Introduction to Crack Climbing.

Multipitch Efficiency

Multipitch trad efficiency tips.  $165
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Multipitch Efficiency.

Rescue 1

Hands-on self-rescue seminar.  $165
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Rescue 1.

Rescue 2

By appointment only.  $165 per person
For more details please use this link >> Rescue 2

BIG WALL CLINIC

Learn how to aid climb, jug, clean, and haul.  By appointment only.      For more details please use this link>> Big Wall Clinic

Kids Climbing Class

Open to kids age 5-17.  $40 per session
Fridays 1-4 pm starting January 11, 2019
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Kids Climbing Class

For detailed information and reservations click on the link associated with each class,
Or Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com or call us at (760) 625-7115

aid climbing class

1-2 days by arrangement
Learn the basics of big wall climbing techniques.    Learn how to aid climb, how to use mechanical rope ascenders, …. for more information, please follow this link >> Big Wall Clinic

Multipitch Guided Climbing

Follow your guide up a multipitch climb in Joshua Tree.  Up to 450′ in height.

For more information, please follow this link >> Multipitch guided climbing

High Sierras

Climb a classic High Sierra peak like Mt Whitney, Mt Russell, or Temple Crag.  Our season is June through September.
Use this link for more details >> High Sierra Trip

Family Climbing

Contact us today to talk about hiring a private guide for your family.  Kids are typically ready to climb at around age 6. We often offer some type of scrambling activity in addition to the roped climbing, which the kids seem to particularly enjoy.  Climbing outdoors in a beautiful natural area can impact kids in profound ways.

For reservations,
Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com or call us at (760) 625-7115

Private Rock Climbing Lessons for Youth 

These private lessons in Joshua Tree National Park are 3 hours long.

Ages 5-17yrs
$175 for a private lesson
$110 each for 2   $90 each for 3    $75 each for 4   $65 each for 5   $60 each for 6

For more details and reservations use this link >> Private rock climbing lessons for youth,
Or email erik@californiaclimbingschool.com
Or call us at (760) 625-7115

Groups

We have provided our services to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups,  corporate teams,  recovery groups, and other types of groups as well.   Please let us know what your group needs are so we can make your Joshua Tree adventure just the right amount of challenge.
For more details, please use this link >> Groups
Or email erik@californiaclimbingschool.com
Or call us at (760) 625-7115

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Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

Joshua Tree is the perfect place for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to camp and climb and experience nature in a rugged environment.    California Climbing School founders Erik and Theresa were both Sea Scouts in their youth in the San Francisco Bay.   As adults they have taught climbing to many different scouting groups from around the state of California.

We have 4 different options to choose from if your scout troop is looking for a Joshua Tree climbing adventure.

Our maximum ratio for scout groups is 1 guide per 5 scouts.  Minimum group size is 10.  For group sizes between 5 and 9 scouts, add $10 to the rates below.

Climbing Merit Badge (8 hours).  $95 per kid  Min group size is 10  Includes 3 climbs, 3 belays, 3 rappels, knots, rope coiling, and 1st aid review.

Full Day of climbing (8 hours)   $85 per kid  Min group size is 10

3/4 Day of climbing (6 hours)  $75 per kid   Min group size is 10

1/2 Day of climbing (4 hours)  $65 per kid.  Min group size is 10

Erik is a current merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America and has recently re-certified his Youth Protection Training.

Wonderland of Rocks Adventure

Hike, climb, rappel, and scramble through boulders as your guide leads you on this unforgettable adventure to the heart of Joshua Tree National Park.  Learn about the plants, animals, pioneers, and Native Americans from your guide as you look for signs of the elusive bighorn sheep.  No climbing experience necessary, but good fitness required because of the rough nature of the terrain. Great opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.

For more information please use this link >> Wonderland of Rocks adventure 
Or Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com
Or call us at (760) 625-7115

gratuity

If you are pleased with your guide’s performance, it is customary to give them a tip.